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View Poll Results: How do you like your eggs?
Hard Boiled 4 2.31%
Soft Boiled 2 1.16%
Over Easy 35 20.23%
Fried 14 8.09%
Sunny Side Up 14 8.09%
Scrambled 33 19.08%
Eggs in Baskets 5 2.89%
Eggs Benedict 16 9.25%
Eggs Florentine 0 0%
Deviled Eggs 9 5.20%
Omelets 20 11.56%
Frittatas 0 0%
Quiche 3 1.73%
Some off-the-wall way that did not occur to me when I was typing this? 18 10.40%
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:16 PM
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How do you like your eggs?

Just about everybody likes eggs. What's your fave?

Hard Boiled
Soft Boiled
Over Easy
Fried
Sunny Side Up
Scrambled
Eggs in Baskets
Eggs Benedict
Eggs Florentine
Deviled Eggs
Omelets
Frittatas
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Some off-the-wall way that did not occur to me when I was typing this?
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:19 PM
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I like them poached.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:20 PM
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I like 'em a lot of ways, but Eggs Benedict is my absolute favorite.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:20 PM
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Basted. Or poached.

Both options weren't in the poll.

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:24 PM
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Fried is my favorite, but I love scrambled and hard boiled too.

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:25 PM
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Basted. Or poached.

Both options weren't in the poll.
Aarrrhghhhhh! I forgot poached. It was on my original list!

Still, in Benedict and Florentine, they are poached.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:29 PM
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Aarrrhghhhhh! I forgot poached. It was on my original list!

Still, in Benedict and Florentine, they are poached.
Both Benedict and Florentine recipes do require poached eggs, it is true.

But one may love poached eggs and not care for Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine.

(not me, I love 'em. but even so...)

And basted eggs are so sublime!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:30 PM
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I don't have a favorite style. I often keep a few hard boiled eggs in the fridge for handy snacking or garnish, but I have them fried sunny side up or over easy (or "steam topped") quite often, and I love poached eggs with grits (I use those silicone poach pods) and I make a hella good omelet. Bacon and eggs are one of life's joys.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:38 PM
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Both Benedict and Florentine recipes do require poached eggs, it is true.

But one may love poached eggs and not care for Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine.
*raises hand* Won't touch Benedict or Florentine, but poached eggs are a definite preference.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:41 PM
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No answer for 'unfertilized' for the ladies?
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:45 PM
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Why can I only choose one? I like all those options. I'm not aware of any method of cooking eggs I don't like.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:56 PM
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Eggs in Baskets. Except for some unknown reason, we called them "Rocky Mountains."
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:59 PM
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The perfect over medium is ideal, but since it was not a choice I went with eggs benedict.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:01 PM
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Scrambled with truffles wasn't an option

That, and poached & dripping into a crumpet. Yum.

ETA: Aaah now that I've typed that it seems dirty! I swear I'm still talking about eggs!

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:26 PM
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Shoulda allowed multiple picks! I picked scrambled, but also love sunny-side up.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:34 PM
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Fried or scrambled, and well done. Adding liquids like milk ruins the texture of scrambled eggs, but solid additions like peppers and onions or cheese are fine.

Runny or wet eggs are disgusting.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:34 PM
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Basted medium is my favorite. How could you not included basted eggs in this poll! A travesty
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:37 PM
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I voted for scrambled, but the fact is, I love 'em any old damn way.

Even raw, as in a milkshake.

Just plain raw, as in cracking 'em and eating 'em straight...okay, there's my limit.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:01 PM
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Depends on who I am dating and then dumping the day of our wedding. I like whatever they like
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:12 PM
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In all seriousness I like the way the eggs in egg sushi (tomago) tastes. It's may favorite kind of egg, but I have no clue how to make it that way myself.
http://www.sushiencyclopedia.com/sus...egg_sushi.html
So yummers. It's some kind of sweet Japanese omelet, and it is divine.

Here is a video on how to make one, but there is zero chance I could do it. Maybe I van just take the guy in the video home with me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z52CNYOWZRU

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:15 PM
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Sunny side up, with Tabasco, salt and pepper.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:17 PM
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Over hard. I like the yolk broken and fried thoroughly on both sides.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:18 PM
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There should be an "All of the Above" option..

(X) All of the Above
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:24 PM
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Since this is about food, I'm going to move it to Cafe Society.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:35 PM
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I admit I have never understood the difference between over easy and sunny side up.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:38 PM
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Shoulda allowed multiple picks! I picked scrambled, but also love sunny-side up.
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I admit I have never understood the difference between over easy and sunny side up.
The egg has been flipped over and the yolks barely cooked so as to remain partially cooked and partially runny. In sunny side up the egg is not flipped and the yolk remains runny.

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:40 PM
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Anything with a soft , runny yolk. Although I like scrambled eggs, too, although a bit on the wet side, and hard boiled has its uses, especially pickled. I love eggs!
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:40 PM
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What do you mean, this isn't a multiple-answer poll??

(X) Hard Boiled
(X) Over Easy
(X) Scrambled
(X) Deviled Eggs
(X) Omelets
(X) Frittatas
(X) Quiche
(X) Some off-the-wall way that did not occur to me when I was typing this? -- Egg Foo Yung, eggnog

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:41 PM
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Can I please get an explanation to why basted eggs were not included on the list? It's not some weird off-the-wall way to prepare eggs, and every cafe or restaurant I've ever been to has never even batted an eye when I ask for my eggs, "Basted, medium."

Thank you. *huff*
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:42 PM
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The egg has been flipped over and the yolks barely cooked so as to remain partially cooked and partially runny. In sunny side up the egg is not flipped and the yolk remains runny.
Over easy should be pretty runny. Some say the white should even be slightly runny.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 PM
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And what do you mean by just plain "fried"?
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:45 PM
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Can I please get an explanation to why basted eggs were not included on the list? It's not some weird off-the-wall way to prepare eggs, and every cafe or restaurant I've ever been to has never even batted an eye when I ask for my eggs, "Basted, medium."
Never heard of it. What is it?
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:46 PM
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Sunny side, with the white firm, but the yolk runny.

Well, that or a Western omelet, but sunny side is what I make most often. Omelets are too much work to be more than an occasional treat.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:49 PM
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Never heard of it. What is it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrXPLky2NyM


You basically make a fried egg and finish cooking it with water without flipping it over.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:52 PM
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I love scrambled eggs that have been cooked just until they're firm. I don't want them browned; neither do I want them runny or mushy. Yecccccch!

Something absolutely delicious is a fried or poached egg* on buttered toast with Marmite. Grate some white cheddar cheese (XO) on top for more salty goodness. Yum-O!

*Please, no runny yolk for me here either.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:53 PM
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You forgot "none of the above". Eggs... ugh.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:53 PM
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Over easy should be pretty runny. Some say the white should even be slightly runny.
Oooh, I guess because I never made it this way I didn't know that. I hate runny whites, it feels like snot.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:54 PM
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I admit I have never understood the difference between over easy and sunny side up.
Sunny side up.
Over easy.

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And what do you mean by just plain "fried"?
That's a good point. To me, "fried" is the implied part of all the variations of sunny side up, over easy, over hard, over medium, and even a basted egg is also a fried egg.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:57 PM
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Shoulda allowed multiple picks!
This.

The "pick one" only makes sense if you limit the choices to the things you can pick when you order something that comes with eggs.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:57 PM
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Runny yellow, cooked white on top of sticky white rice.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:57 PM
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Sunny side up, with Tabasco, salt and pepper.
Precisely, but with toasted wheat bread on the side.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:30 PM
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Basted egg?
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You basically make a fried egg and finish cooking it with water without flipping it over.
IMHO, that is NOT the way of choice to properly baste an egg!

Cook the egg in the grease from the bacon you just got done cooking, then ladle the hot bacon grease over the top of the egg, to cook the white of the egg on the upside. You can still leave the yolk properly liquidy, for dipping bread into, or mixing with potatoes.

Can also do with butter or vegetable oil too, but bacon grease is definitely best.

Using water or broth instead of fat makes me sad.

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Old 12-07-2012, 09:33 PM
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Basted egg?

IMHO, that is NOT the way of choice to properly baste an egg!

Cook the egg in the grease from the bacon you just got done cooking, then ladle the hot bacon grease over the top of the egg, to cook the white of the egg on the upside. You can still leave the yolk properly liquidy, for dipping bread into, or mixing with potatoes.

Can also do with butter or vegetable oil too, but bacon grease is definitely best.

Using water or broth instead of fat makes me sad.
Great healthy advice, Doc!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:34 PM
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Basted egg?

IMHO, that is NOT the way of choice to properly baste an egg!

Cook the egg in the grease from the bacon you just got done cooking, then ladle the hot bacon grease over the top of the egg, to cook the white of the egg on the upside. You can still leave the yolk properly liquidy, for dipping bread into, or mixing with potatoes.

Can also do with butter or vegetable oil too, but bacon grease is definitely best.

Using water or broth instead of fat makes me sad.
I thought that looked weird and not tasty at all, but that guy is a health nut, so whatever. I like your way better. Bacon grease. Yum!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:35 PM
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Great healthy advice, Doc!
Portion control is everything. Smaller amounts of more deliciousness vs. larger amounts of less deliciousness.

Oh hell, more is more. Baste 'em with neutronium next time.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:39 PM
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Poached
Over-medium
Soft scrambled
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 PM
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I thought that looked weird and not tasty at all, but that guy is a health nut, so whatever. I like your way better. Bacon grease. Yum!
Basted eggs are THE BEST. I've never done it with the bacon grease method... but it sounds good too
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 PM
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I haven't eaten an egg in an identifiable form in over 40 years. I'll take mine in brownies, please.

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Basted egg?

IMHO, that is NOT the way of choice to properly baste an egg!

Cook the egg in the grease from the bacon you just got done cooking, then ladle the hot bacon grease over the top of the egg, to cook the white of the egg on the upside. You can still leave the yolk properly liquidy, for dipping bread into, or mixing with potatoes.

Can also do with butter or vegetable oil too, but bacon grease is definitely best.

Using water or broth instead of fat makes me sad.
The traditional method that I learned involved adding water to a pan in which you were frying an egg, at which point you place the lid on the pan.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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